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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale

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89
very good

1,618 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,618
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 53
Gots: 189 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008

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Ratings: 1,618 | Reviews: 384
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great drinking pale. Record Toronto heat, who cares - got my citrus hoppy satisfiying thirst quencher (follows with water bottle). Pours orange and is very lacey. Neutral aroma, but high marks in drinkability and taste. A little less carbonation is only tiny criticism.

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey orange with a 2 inch off-white head that settles to a chunky and craggy foam. Thick chunks of lace and foam stick to the walls of the glass on the drink down. Smell is of very nice citrus and tropical fruit notes with some grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is very hopppy with citrus zest, unsweetened grapefruit and its juices, and a slight malt presence towards the finish. A mild hop bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good APA with a very nice smell and another solid beer coming out of Lagunitas.

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured clear golden yellow in color with a two finger high white head. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are strong aromas of citrusy and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of hoppy flavors and notes of grapefruit, which particularly stand out in the finish, but there is only a mild amount of bitterness. Hints of caramel from the underlying malts are also evident in the initial taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate, very crisp and slightly sticky.
D: This beer is very refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: some lace. Hazy light golden color. Not much head retention

S: grassy and floral.

T: more grassy and floral taste. Very bitter. Some pine and hop notes as well.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: interesting beer but not going to get this one again.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of medium bitter notes with some light residual sugar. Taste is a mix between some dry malt notes with some bitter hops and subtle floral aromas notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good but not as hop-centric as I was expecting knowing the brewer other offerings.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always love getting my hands on some new Lagunitas stuff.Poured into a nonic a dull light to medium golend with a thinner but well retained white head.Great aromas the hop profile really stricks out,pine with citric notes mixed with a lightly sweet caramel/biscuit malt base.The flavors dont hit home as much as I ecpected,the caramel malt notes show thru upfront with the citric,piney hop notes finishing but its a little lighter than expected.Mouthfeel is a tad thin but the beer is quaffable.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out an ever so slightly hazed, copper-toned body with a smallish, white head and filled with steady streams of continued effervescence.

Smell: Pale malts accompanied by light scents of grainy bread and caramel set against fair, equating wafts of citrusy, earthy hops.

Taste: Again, slender pale malts with a taste of raw barley grain coated in sweet light caramel. Earthy, citrus hop combination with touches of lemon and pithy grapefruit. Medium-plus bitterness. The body thins out prior to reaching the expectedly dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: This brand new Dogtown PA is nothing more than solid, simple, and adequately quaffable.

Photo of biboergosum
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. The "old", apparently stomach-decimating Dogtown was a decent pale ale, so let's see what the makeover brings us.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with a few fingers of thick, creamy, and puffy off-white head, which stands above the lip of the glass in its sturdiness, slowly melting away to leave a few minor rings of sudsy lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet, sweet (ok, and a wee bit tart) grapefruit - those monstrous Texan varieties - muddled tropical fruit, and a bakery-ready biscuity malt - very much like a slightly pulled-back version of Hop Stoopid, so, wickedly appealing. The taste is still zingy grapefruit, but more of a bitter sort than in the aroma, bready, somewhat crackery caramel malt, and further astringent piney, leafy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a peppy frothiness throughout, the body perhaps a little thin, but maybe I'm just expecting IPA malt heaviness, given the other characteristics of this beer - however, the overall effect is smooth. It finishes dry and hoppy, the fruit and pine essences following through with gusto.

Definitely in the luscious no-mans' land between an APA and a West Coast IPA. I found it went down very quickly, maybe because I was trying to determine which way it was leaning for each quaff, but mostly, it just tastes great. The only drawback, which I guess is locale-specific? 20 bucks for a sixer on this side of the 49th.

Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, it pours a hazy saturated orange color. Solid head retention, foam sticks around the whole time and leaves neat concentric rings of drippy lacing down the sides.

Big floral, dried citrus peel, pale malt aroma. Wondering how old this is... Caramel malts, dense and chewy, some light weedy bitterness and citrus flavor also. Medium bodied, drinkable... easy to have a couple. This bottle seems a bit malt forward, though there's some residual hop character left. Will probably re-try down the road sometime.

Photo of zeff80
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, orange color with a bubbly, khaki-colored head of foam. It left thing trails of lace.

S - It hits you with a blast of pine aroma with touches of citrus. There was a nice caramel aroma, too.

T - It tasted of piney, citrusy hops with a burnt toast maltiness with a sweet caramel flavor.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. A medium-bodied ale.

D - This one is reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It is really one of the hoppiest and best ones around.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, fruity citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. There's a decent hops presence that comes in next along with a hearty malt character that provide a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice sessionable beer with flavor and substance that make it worth drinking for a long time.

Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with several fingers of poofy eggshell white head. This peters down into a thinnish creamy dollop of foam, leaving behind some massive rings of sticky lacing. The aroma is fresh, floral, and nicely hopped with some silky notes of citrus, bread, and spice underneath.

The taste is also solid and quite flavorful with a nice dry hopped character that wraps itself around the tongue. This is extremely well balanced by a smooth backbone of caramel, grains, and tangy citric flavors. Nice dry lingering bitterness hangs in the mouth, getting you ready for the next sip. The mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied (quite impressivve considering the +6% ABV) with a fantastic creamy and slick feel. Very easygoing yet it's still got a bit of crispness to it to as well. Very well done.

Nice! Lots of American hop flavor and an extremely good drinkibility make this a winner of an APA in my book! I could session this easy.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a thin creme head. Nose is pungent floral spiced hops. Citrus tones are on there as well. Flavor is bringing a higer aciditiy with salty citrus toned hop characteristics. Feel has a boisterous carbonation and a good liquid body. This is definitely an American Pale Ale. Higher acidity and higher IBUs than an English version.

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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,618 ratings.